Oreo Mini Mouse Cupcakes
To celebrate starting my new job I made these for my new colleagues.
Recipe (makes 12)
Ingredients: 2 packets Oreo Cookies, regular size 2 packets Mini Oreo Cookies (I found boxes of 6 packets on Amazon) 1 package chocolate cake mix (mix according to directions on box) 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 Edible Mini Mouse Bows. I get mine from here
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix packaged cake mix according to directions (do not bake). Line cupcake tins with liner, place a regular size Oreo cookie in the bottom of each liner. Take 1/2 of remaining cookies and chop coarsely and add to cake mix. Fill the cupcake tins. Bake for 15 minutes (or according to box directions). While cupcakes are baking make the frosting. Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla, then add powdered sugar slowly until blended well. Chop remaining regular-sized Oreos very fine (I put the cookies in the food processor instead of trying to chop them up super fine and it worked out really well). Add to frosting.
After cupcakes have cooled frost and decorate with 1 large Oreo for the face, and 2 Mini Oreos for the ears. I used a small dab of the frosting to stick the bows to the top of the face. A small dusting of silver edible glitter just finishes them of nicely. foodsnots.com